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Document Number: 5650

Commercial Activities in Schools: Use of Student Data is Limited and Additional Dissemination of Guidance Could Help Districts Develop Policies - This GAO Highlights presents findings from the GAO study on commercial activities in schools. Since 2000, 13 states have established laws addressing such activities in public schools, and at least 25 states are considering such legislation. The authors recommend that the Department of Education disseminate to state school board associations guidance on the use of student data for marketing and selling purposes. The full report also is available online. (United States Government Accountability Office, August 2004)...

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